The Architecture of Mark Finlay

Mark Finlay White House with double front porches

Some people have a way with words. 

Mark Finlay beach house

Some people have a way with wood. 

Mark Finlay White House with black shutters

In his book Country Houses, Mark Finlay proves he has a way with both. 

Mark Finlay entrance with bamboo umbrella stand and seagrass runner

The country house is a bit of a dream for most of us. A quiet spot, away from it all, where we can relax, rest, recharge and come back home feeling revived and renewed. 

 entrance with wood beams

There are gardens, sure. Horses, of course. 

entrance with chandelier

But that’s just the beginning. Because the quintessential dream country house is as spectacular inside as it is outside. 

blue and white living room Mark Finlay

A pinch of old world charm, a dash of clean modernity and a hint of something rustic combine to make the penultimate country house. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Finlay takes his country homes to the next level with enviable architectural details at every turn. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Bright light and warm sunshine beckon you outside, 

Mark P. Finlay

While a mudroom with space for it all greets you with organization and simplicity on the way back in. 

Mark P. Finlay

What’s better than the house? Quite possibly the stable, of course. 

Mark P. Finlay book

This was just a fabulous sneak peek but, for more enviable country houses (without any of the maintenance!), escape with Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark Finlay

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

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House Tour: Chango & Co Farmhouse

Chango & Co farmhouse entrance

It’s the best of both worlds, really. A home on a farm, in the country, with all the rustic trappings that make a modern farmhouse so cozy but also filled with all of the fabulous modern furnishings and accessories that make living so easy. (And chic!) Take a peek inside this stunning home from Chango and Co. It’s guaranteed to have you dreaming of the simple life!

Chango & Co farmhouse living room

 

Chango & Co farmhouse dining room

 

Chango & Co farmhouse kitchen

 

Chango & Co farmhouse kitchen

 

Chango & Co farmhouse

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bathroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bedroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bedroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse bathroom

 

Chango & Co farmhouse porch

If you need a good read for these chilly fall evenings, why not check out my national bestselling The Secret to Southern Charm

The Secret to southern Charm

More Info about The Secret to Southern Charm

-A 2018 Spring Okra Pick
-USA TODAY Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction
-Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads of 2018
-Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List
-Raleigh News & Observer’s “The Best Reads of Summer”
-Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books”
-New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick

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Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances and proves that she is “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

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Things We Love: Beautiful Bathrooms

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AtlantaHomes & Lifestyles Lacye Sombar Photography Robin Burnett Design

 

There’s no doubt about it. We’re bathroom enthusiasts. 

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David Netto via Architectural Digest

 

Fun architectural details on the ceiling

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Architectural Digest

 

A fabulous view, 

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S.B. Long Interiors

 

And, obviously, a huge bathtub for curling up with a favorite book, 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

All come together to make a space that takes the simple parts of the day and makes them extraordinary. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Even bathrooms that aren’t big on space (obviously this doesn’t qualify as one of those!) can be big on style. And getting creative with the floor plan can make it all fit in. 

Ray Booth via Architectural Digest

 

We love little touches that make a bathroom feel homier. 

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Tamara Magel Design

 

And anything that makes a bath better is a must!

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Beautiful plants are always welcome, 

Architectural Digest

 

And luxe natural stone puts the whole look over the top. 

What are your bathroom essentials? 

 

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A Must See Serenbe, Georgia Kitchen and Pantry

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Serenbe, Georgia Kitchen & Glass Pantry

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When Kitchen Appliances are the Star

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Diane Keaton Kitchen

 

The “House that Pinterest Built”

one kings lane

 

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Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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